At 104 years old Stanislaw Kowalski has set the European record as the oldest man to run the 100m, also setting a record for those over the age of 100.
Stanislaw ran the 100m in 32.79 seconds, smashing his personal best of 34 seconds and he attributed his success to his good health.
He attributes his longevity to spending life doing everything he wants, walking or biking 10k to work each day and not over indulging in food. He continues to run 10k each day regardless of the weather.
The grandfather from Poland didn’t start running until the age of 92, showing that it’s never too late to start a new sport or hobby. Although Stanislaw was the only competitor in his age group (over 100 years old) at the event, it was a record breaking achievement and I hope many more centenarians start competing in sport too.
Stanislaw proves that age is not a limiting factor for what you want to achieve and his achievement is certainly inspirational.
Adie Blanchard – Researcher